When your beloved dog is diagnosed with cancer, it can be a scary time. You want clear-cut answers but often more information is needed to help guide difficult decisions. SearchLight DNA® is a diagnostic test that provides critical information about your dog’s cancer to help confirm his or her diagnosis and determine the best path forward with treatment.
When diagnostic testing is right for your pet’s cancer
As pet owners ourselves, we at Vidium understand the temptation to rush into anything with the potential to help your pet. But we also believe that treatment decisions are best made in collaboration with your trusted veterinarian or veterinary oncologist.
SearchLight DNA can help you and your veterinarian navigate your dog’s cancer journey by:
First, your veterinarian will send a sample of your dog’s tumor to our laboratory, where scientists isolate and study the tumor’s DNA to identify the specific mutations. A report is provided within 9-12 days that provides information about your dog’s cancer diagnosis and treatment options, based on the mutations that were identified. Using this information, you and your veterinary team will discuss the diagnosis, review treatment options, and determine the best course of action so care can be provided to your dog as quickly as possible.
Please consult your veterinarian if you are considering diagnostic testing for your dog’s cancer. We would be happy to provide you or your veterinarian with more information to help guide your discussion.
Diagnostic testing with SearchLight DNA can inform your veterinarian about what mutations might exist within your pet’s tumor, what is driving the tumor’s growth, and what treatments might be effective to help make your dog well again